We booked one night in the World Friendship Centre after reading reviews on here. They were all true. The directions provided from Hiroshima Station by the Street Car were perfect and we were able to follow them easily. The warmth of Richard and Xinia's welcome was genuine and we felt at home straight away. They had printed off maps for us and suggested places for dinner and activities to do. Our main objective was to lean about the history of Hiroshima and the advice and opportunities provided through the WFC were unique and made the experience highly profound. We were able to have a personal tour around the Peace Memorial Park and have a private conversation with a Hiroshima survivor. This made the experience personal and humbling. It was wonderful to have everything organised for us in such a caring way. We were very fortunate to be the only guests staying for the night so didn't have to queue for the shared bathroom. The bedroom was beautifully comfortable with air-conditioning and the breakfast of cereal, toast and fruit was super. It was lovely to be able to sit down for a family style breakfast with Richard and Xinia. Again, I'm not sure if this would have been possible if more guests were staying but the quality of the conversation, combined with the lovely food and warmth of hospitality made this a special part of the experience. As and when we return to Hiroshina we will certainly stay here again and highly recommend it to you as a unique experience that will stay in the memory for a long time to come.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Center for Peace Education. Free talks with Hibakusha *A-bomb survivors are included. Free tours in the Peace Park are included. Western style breakfast is included. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- World Friendship Center Hiroshima
- World Friendship Center Hotel Hiroshima